Sivaji Statue

The Madras High Court has declined to restrain the Tamil Nadu Government from unveiling the statue of Sivaji Ganesan . Tamil Murasu reports that the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi will unveil the statue on July 21, 2006. Powerful delivery of MK’s dialogues in Parasakthi brought fame to Sivaji Ganesan.

I witnessed hectic arrangements being made in the Kamarajar Salai this evening for the function to be held tomorrow.

13 Comments so far

  1. jacky (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 12:26 am

    Not another statue! If the man wearing yellow shawl conks his supporters would demand one, next comes the lady who fought him hard. If MGR can snore and Sivaji can stand on the beach why not Rajni and Kamal?
    30 years from now, a stroll on the beach would remind one of a Sava oorvalam!

  2. Siv (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 11:13 am

    why the present govt. is more interested in erecting statues rather than improving the living condition of the people by improving the roads which are in pathetic condition. Who is crying for statues.

  3. suppamani (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

    Public Place, Public Fund, and we are having enough power – go on installing statues in all the places as samathis are coming in graveyards.

  4. S.Gopalakrishnan (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 8:35 am

    Pl.Request to Tamil Fellowmen,
    Any society or culture should learn to respect the people who uplifted their image and reminder of our glorious past.According to me Thiruvalluvar,Kamban,Bharathi and Shivaji are the four we should not forget.Shivaji was the link between the hearts of the poet and commoner and acted in films to uphold the cultural ,social values,fan the nationalism and values of our religion.he is the best actor world has ever seen(Though we could not produce even one world class films with him).He is the one to globalise the acting style of Indian films with out losing the cultural ethos.Denying him the place in Tamilnadu is just like arguing that you dont have a place for your elder’s photograghs and memoirs in your house.Learn to respect yourself Tamils,otherwise,you will lose your identity.Shivaji is a part of all Tamils living in the world.

  5. Gnane Gnanendran (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 4:10 am

    I do 100% agree with what Mr Gopalakrishnan wrote about our great thespian Chevalier Sivaji Ganeshan. He deserves that spot in Marina. Intha Mannum Kadal Vaanum Marainthu Mudinthaalum Marakka Mudiyaathaa Muthal Mariyaathai Maamamanithar Avar.

  6. Siv (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 5:37 pm

    My heck. What he has done for this country or at least this city. He acted, he earned money, that’s all, period. I really feel he does not deserve a place in marina, may be deserved a place in front of his house in boag road.

    If we start erecting statues for the actors in this state, i think all we people will have to vacate chennai and go elsewhere!! Its high time that the people of tamil nadu should realize acting is different and the real life is different, what they say on-screen they dont do off screen. We should start treating acting as just an entertainment and actors the entertainers, nothing more than that.

  7. S.Gopalakrishnan (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 8:16 am

    SIV-Atleast you have a name???If not a good address.
    We are not beggers to seek the financial help and petty alms.People contribute in a different spheres and I am proud to call myself a Tamil because of this one man.He is our cultural identification.If you keep arguing about everything,I will have hundred questions on Gandhi’s real contribution to India and the countless troubles he left.It is not the financial contribution alone tthat counts.Only Begger’s association will be deciding on erection of statues if that is the sole criteria in deciding the contribution.

  8. S.Gopalakrishnan (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 8:27 am

    Get it clear.Irrespective of your profession,Be it an athlete,Sportsman,Actor,Scientist,Doctor,Politician,Teacher-Your real contribution counts by the excellence achieved by you and accolades you brought for yourself and your country.Not by the alms you give out to tyhe beggers.India has been spoilt by the free lunches and expectation by the people that something should be given free to be called a noble act.According to me Shivaji is the one of the highest achievers in his field.(He has achieved in his field more that what Eintein achieved in Science.
    Hail Shivaji
    Hail Tamils

  9. S.Gopalakrishnan (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

    What an outdated thinking about Actors?Cinema is the most powerful madia of 20th Century and 90% of the world population get addicted and influenced by it.A great actor need not contribute in Politics to deserve a statue.Even Politicians are to make money only and not for service.Why criticism of taking fees on their profession.Pl.Do not give shallow comments.
    Longlive Shivaji’s fame

  10. siv (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

    If that is the case, then even gemini, rajini, kamal, vijay, ajit, and even simbhu and danush, and vadivelu are great actors according to some, we will protest to get statues of them also and make this already choking city a “city of statues” and we all people will go and live elsewhere. LOL

    Marina front has already become “graveyard” now we will make it even worse by erecting statues.

    You speak like the language lunatic, where is this language part came here!!

  11. siv (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 2:26 pm

    S.Gopalakrishnan btw u also seem to have only the name not a good address!!

  12. siv (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 2:40 pm

    First of all you read and understand before commenting on something, where in my previous post i have mentioned about monetory contribution by him and you have started commenting on that!!!

  13. S.Gopalakrishnan (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 7:28 am

    You are right.There can be admirers or fans for many actors.But you ask all the actors mentioned by you or even Amitabh.They all will tell only one name Sivaji.He is the actors’ actor.
    Statue culture is there in developed societies like U.S ,U.K and Europe too and they honour the persons for the contribuyion in various fields.
    I expect you to take a balanced view instead of criticising unnecessarily.
    We have the best in the world and we have to honour him.

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